Responsible authorities are public bodies that must be fully notified of applications under the Licensing Act 2003 and that are entitled to make representations to the licensing authority in respect of the application.

All representations made by responsible authorities are relevant representations if they concern the effect of the application on the licensing objectives, which are:

  • Prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • Prevention of public nuisance
  • Protection of children from harm

In Herefordshire the names and addresses for the responsible authorities are:

Herefordshire Council (added under The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011)
c/o The Licensing Section
Herefordshire Council
8 St Owen Street
Hereford
HR1 2PJ
Tel: 01432 261761
Email: licensing@herefordshire.gov.uk

Chief Officer of Police
Harm Reduction Department
West Mercia Police
Hereford Police Station
Bath Street
Hereford
HR1 2HT
Tel: '101' ask for the Harm Reduction Deptartment, Hereford
Email: licensing.herefordshire@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Chief Fire Officer
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
2 Kings Court
Charles Hastings Way
Worcester
WR5 1JR
Email: LConsult@hwfire.org.uk

Environmental Health - Trading Standards
Herefordshire Council
8 St Owen Street
Hereford
HR1 2PJ
Tel: Trading Standards 01432 261761
Email: ethelpline@herefordshire.gov.uk

Environmental Health - Protection Team
Herefordshire Council
8 St Owen Street
Hereford
HR1 2PJ
Tel: Environmental Health 01432 261761
Email: ethelpline@herefordshire.gov.uk

Planning Services
Herefordshire Council
Development Control
Plough Lane
Hereford
HR4 0LE
Tel: 01432 261787 - ask for local planning enforcement officer
Email: mttansley@herefordshire.gov.uk

Public Health
Sophie Hay
Health Improvement Practitioner
Adults and Communities
Herefordshire Council
Plough Lane
Hereford
HR4 0LE

Home Office Immigration
Alcohol Licensing Team
Lunar House
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon
CR9 2BY
Email: alcohol@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk